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  1. Psych nursing v. 1 to 1 observation with a psych patient
    All nurses, not just psych nurses, get frustrated with patients at times. It's completely normal.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. can you help me find a job as a psyche nurse?
    When looking for psych nurse jobs online also use the key words "behavioral health" and "mental health" nurse.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Psych nursing is easy
    During my first week working in psych I thought the same thing, "this is easy." That happened to be a holiday week with few patients and very low acuity. Almost two years later I'm still working...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Looking for psych nurses with experience of wearing uniforms and street clothes.
    I work in a psych crisis facility and we can wear street clothes or scrubs. I've never noticed it making a difference to the patients one way or another.
    Jul 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Need help with psych group activity?
    How about doing some progressive muscle relaxation with the group?
    Jul 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Does psych nursing affect ur home life?
    Does working in psych make you crazy? I think most of us that work in psych have at least a little crazy in us already. I work psych and I believe it has helped me become a better listener to my...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Nursing for dummies
    After getting my RN license it took me a little over a year to land my first nursing job and I landed in a psych/AOD crisis facility. I definitely lost some of my hard earned medical knowledge in the...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Acute psych questions
    Working in acute psych will definitely give you the opportunity to practice nursing in a non-judgemental and caring manner to people who are at their worst. It's not as scary as you might think....
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Smokers need not apply?
    At my facility the only reason someone would need to clock in and out for a break is if they were going to go out to smoke. There are some who take a break and go shopping at the mall next to work...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Smokers need not apply?
    No, I was not comparing smoking to eating....really. Of course humans need to eat. I was also not making excuses or trying to justify myself. SMH
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Smokers need not apply?
    Mine is an E-cig and I get them online from a place called Vapor4Life.
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Two Job Offers.... Which to Take?
    If you can swing both jobs I would recommend that. Both positions offer the potential for valuable experience that can be used in any job the future.
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Smokers need not apply?
    You can get electronic cigarettes that have no nicotine in them. My original intention in using them was to slowly decrease the nicotine levels I was using, eventually going to zero nicotine. Alas,...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Smokers need not apply?
    Also wanted to add this. If an employee wants to take a smoke break they are required to clock in and out for that break, and go off the property. If an employee wants to take a regular non smoking...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Smokers need not apply?
    I reluctantly admit that I am a smoker. My facility does not allow smoking on the property, which I agree with. It is very rare that I have time to take any break, let alone a smoking break. I...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. 4580 starting Fall, first 5 weeks....
    Directions and rubrics that are not the same? Seems like everything is still clear as mud with the OU nursing program. My heart goes out to all of you. Just keep the end in sight, it will come. What...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  17. Graduation redux
    Don't give up Chuckster, you will get that piece of paper. The Hotel California references were good. And to enuf_already, I have the same problem with contractions. :sarcastic:
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  18. Just accepted a prn psych position : )
    I've been working psych crisis for about a year now and I generally wear scrub pants or jeans with a t-shirt. Several others wear scrub tops and bottoms. I've never had or heard of any patients...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Oldest in cohort...feeling out of place
    I earned my ADN at 42, my BSN at 44, and will persue my NP soon. I was one of the older ones in my cohorts and didn't really care. I too wasn't there to socialize and make BFF's. Though I did...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Mental Health Interview
    My first RN job was in a Psych/AOD crisis center. I'm still there 9 months later and still like it. It can be very stressful at times but for the most part my stress comes from all the documentation...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. New Nurse Pain Med Question
    Fairyluv - Are you permitted to bring and use your own equipment? If so, I would recommend that you do that, then you won't need to go searching for equipment. It's pretty lousy that your facility...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Roll Call Graduation May 2013
    You will succeed just as those who finished before you did cincinursemary!
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  23. Roll Call Graduation May 2013
    I received my diploma this week too. It does feel more official. That's one expensive piece of paper!
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  24. Test shutting off at 75 questions... pass or fail?
    Add me to the 75 question club. I had a ton of SATA questions too. As I walked out I felt completely defeated. I thought it was the hardest test ever and was sure that I had bombed it. The woman...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. LIFE after Ohio University BSN!! Please Post responses.
    Let us know how the camp experience goes EmJean, it really sounds like a fun opportunity.
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing


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